37th Annual Wallowa Valley Festival of Arts

September 10-15, 2019; Joseph, Oregon


Fine Art Show | En Plein Air Competition
Quick Draw | Silent Auction | Gallery Walk
Classical Music Concert


Venues: Josephy Center for Arts and Culture (JCAC) and 
Wallowology Natural History Discovery Center

Judge: Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson


The show will run at Josephy through October 1 with participating artists!

This Year’s Judge

En Plein Air Raffle

Opening Reception Tickets

Classical Concert Tickets


The Wallowa Valley is truly a special spot on the map.  Our breathtaking scenery captivates the heart, piques the imagination, and has a knack for unleashing the artist within us all.  It’s not by coincidence, that this beloved corner of Oregon is renowned for its vibrant community of artists, its exquisite galleries, its numerous bronze foundries, and its “WOW-inducing” Main Street art installations.  Whether you’re a local artist who has lived here most of your life, or you’ve never ventured quite this far out to the “End of the Road”, we encourage you to come and let yourself experience, anew, how this place will enchant and inspire you.  And, while you’re at it, be sure to step out and play a bit…take advantage of the myriad outdoor recreation opportunities this area has to offer.  And, what better time to explore Joseph and the Wallowas, than during colorfully placid September?! Some have even taken to calling it our fifth season – our “Season of Art”.

Karen Bakke

Our 2019 dates for the Fine Art Show (including Opening Reception, Afternoon of the Quick Draw, and Silent Auction), will be September 13- 15.  We’re also excited to, once again, offer our optional En Plein Air Competition, commencing on the evening of Tues., Sept. 10, and culminating on Thurs., Sept. 12, with a special reception and art hanging at the Wallowology Natural History Discovery Center (please refer to our Prospectus for all the details on this event).  We will, again, host a Joseph Gallery Walk; and we will wrap up the festivities with a Sunday evening Classical Music Concert at the Josephy Center for Arts and Culture.